Deadly Manners: A Podcast Experience
Deadly Manners is a 10 episode, dark comedy murder-mystery series set in the winter of 1954. It follows the events during the night of the affluent Billings family annual dinner party with their distinguished, eccentric guests. However, all is not fun and games as shortly after the party starts, a snowstorm begins to rage outside, trapping all the partygoers inside their host’s mansion. When a murderer starts killing off those in attendance, the guests must figure out who is responsible, or at least how to stay alive -- lest they be next.
We are introduced to Billings family and their esteemed dinner guests. That is until, the power went out.
Everyone starts to pick up the pieces and we are introduced to James Eggly (a former silent film star) as well as Barbara DuPont (Veronica's socialite nemesis.)
We find out what happened when the lights turned back on and the house is faced with a food emergency.
News of the party's latest casualty spreads and the fortune teller takes center stage.
The party deals with corpse tampering and there is something fishy about the beef wellington.
The party learns the origins of Nancy's marriage to Roger and the wine starts flowing.
Olivia starts interrogating several of the evening's suspects and a dark secret is unearthed.
In the eighth chapter of Deadly Manners, one of the party's biggest secrets becomes jeopardized.
I actually was impressed by it. I loved every twist and I was crying by the end of episode 9. It was amazing great character and story.
I found Deadly Manners online before signing up for Shudder, and enjoyed it so much I subscribed to the service. Excellent satire with some amazing voice talents. Would absolutely listen to more from the same creators.
Classic murder mystery style with some great performances. I'm loving the variety and quality of these original podcasts.
It was fun. The farcical humor of social etiquette mixed with the murders is enjoyable but spread thinly over 10 episodes dulled it's impact. The modern social commentary also detracted from the enjoyment, at least for me, as there's nothing less entertaining than trying to listening to a good story while also being preached at. Also, the voice actors are average overall and they could use some better emoting. So, I'll just leave it with an average score. 3 skulls.
That's a killer party dude, Cowabunga!